Yes, yes, yes, we’ve all heard it before: “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” It’s the honest truth. While we’re technically the same species, it can be shocking to think that we come from the same planet, let alone genus. While men may be more forceful and overt about their wants and needs, women tend to be more suggestive and quiet about what they would like. Of course, this is a generalization, but it has been shown in studies that this is the case most of the time.
However, just because women may not be as outwardly aggressive as men, does not mean that women are the weaker of the sexes. Far from it! We have quite a few mental strengths that men might not possess and we should use them to our advantage.
Listening to Peers
Ah, listening. One of the many skills women are endowed with that seems to have skipped men. Of course, men can learn listening skills, but for women, it’s innate. We’re drawn to forums and conversations that involve discussion and listening in order for there to be resolution and revolution.
Talking it Out
One of the biggest differences between men and women is that we tend to want to talk our problems over with our peers. While this may not be the best solution for every problem, talking to our peers or employees to gain insight into a problem and find a solution can be a real strength and asset in the corporate world.
Thinking it Over
Maybe we over-think things from time to time, but we do tend to run every scenario in our head (sometimes aloud as well) before we come to a final conclusion. While women might have a reputation for being impulsive and emotional, we often think over big decisions with attention to even minute details.
Communication in today’s business world is of epic importance, so when a sex is imbued with a natural ability to communicate, they can get the upper hand. Women are natural communicators. We’re open and can easily facilitate conversations that get results!